The Antique and Classic Boat Society is committed to the creation of educational programs to assure the continuance of our vintage boating heritage.

Through formats such as articles, workshops, symposiums, and on-line “how-to” videos for members to view, we seek to create and produce a variety of methods to teach the skills and knowledge needed to maintain, preserve, and restore these beautiful boats. Varying programs and activities are geared toward all ages on both the International and Chapter levels.
Through the creation and support of our Scholarship Endowment Fund, we are able to provide financial assistance to deserving students in approved programs who have chosen this field and want to learn the skills and craftmanship needed to sustain our vintage boating heritage.  Developing not only the skills, but also the appreciation of the heritage of these craft, we strive to assure the future of these boats.

Shannon Knight, chair of the ACBS Scholarship Committee says, 

“ACBS supports five boat building schools in the US with $5,000 scholarships to each school, every year. I’ve personally met two students who received Scholarships from ACBS. Hearing in their own words how their lives were changed by the opportunity the ACBS Scholarship provided for them made a tremendous impact on me. Those students are graduating with the skills to restore YOUR boat! In this way ACBS is doing real work to perpetuate the “hobby” / “passion” / history of our beloved boats so that we can all continue to enjoy classic boating.”

Our commitment toward education is witnessed throughout events and activities in the organization.  We are excited about knowledge being shared, skills being mastered, and the history we are preserving for future generations.

Glacier Lakes Chapter donates support for two Youth Programs

Report and pictures supplied by Roberta Hegy of the Glacier Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. Mark Willis, Bob Stoltz, Roberta and Rich Hegy met with Mark Hawkins Mark Hawkins and Chip McDonald of Hands on Deck up in Green Bay last week to present the chapter donation and tour their workshop. Very…

U.S. Air Force Veteran becoming a Shipwright

Today’s post is made up of excerpts from the speech given by Wanda Cashman at the 2016 ACBS Annual Benefit Auction at Lake Tahoe, CA.  Wanda was the beneficiary of ACBS Scholarship funds given through the Seattle Central College Wood/Marine Technology program. “My name is Wanda Cashman, and I am a Marine Technology Student at…

International Yacht Restoration School – Newport, RI

I.Y.R.S. is recognized as the ACBS Associate Member of the week. The International Yacht Restoration School or I.Y.R.S. is an Associate Member of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.  ACBS recognizes them with gratitude for their support of our organization.  I.Y.R.S. EMPOWERS STUDENTS TO MAKE, BUILD, RESTORE & MAINTAIN ALMOST ANYTHING!   They have been an Associate Member…

Great Lakes Boat Building School 2016 Report

Great Lakes Boat Building School Annual Report 2015 – 2016 School Year                Great Lakes Boat Building School completed its 9th year of operations with 15 students graduating and 10 boats started and/or completed. One of the highlights of the year was a visit by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as…

Scholarship Schools

Four schools have been chosen to receive scholarship funds from the ACBS Scholarship Endowment Fund. These Scholarship Schools will see that a student in an approved program will be given financial assistance in their pursuit of learning skills and craftsmanship needed to sustain our vintage boating heritage. The four Scholarship Schools for 2016 are: Great…